Home / Health and Science / Leading the charge against obesity

Leading the charge against obesity


Obesity rates are soaring among all age groups, and nearly a third of children are overweight or obese, something the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is aiming to tackle. Burness Communications Public Policy Vice-President Elizabeth Wenk is leading the foundation’s efforts.

She  spoke with WUFT-FM’s Caitlin Lawrence about getting children away from television and computers, onto the playgrounds and eating healthier foods.


About Ethan Magoc

Ethan is a journalist at WUFT News. He's a Pennsylvania native who found a home reporting Florida's stories. Reach him by emailing emagoc@wuft.org or calling 352-294-1525.

Check Also

Addicts Helping Addicts: Opioid Recovery Care Pilot Program To Expand After Dramatic Drop In Overdoses

The city of Jacksonville has seen a 70 percent drop in repeat opioid overdoses in the past year thanks to a new program that immediately introduces overdose patients rehabilitation and treatment resources during their initial visit to the emergency department.